Freddy Jones Band Live at The Playhouse on 1992-08-21
Live at The Playhouse - Forest Park, IL - 8/21/92
1) Texas Skies
2) It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan)
3) Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed)
4) Light of the Moon
5) Indian Summer
6) Eyes of the World (Grateful Dead)
7) Stepping Stone
8) And She Cried
9) Further on up the Road (Bobby 'Blue' Bland)
10) Into the Wind
1) Peace by Piece
2) Big River (Johnny Cash)
3) Stagger Lee (Lloyd Price) (incomplete)
4) Fade to Black (Dire Straits)
5) Treat Me So Low Down (T-Bone Walker)
6) The Puppet
7) Colors of the Light
8) One Way Out (Williamson & James)
9) Breezin' (Bobby Womack) (incomplete)
Collection FreddyJonesBandBand/Artist Freddy Jones BandVenue The PlayhouseLocation Forest Park, ILSource SBDLineage CD Audio > Flac
November 18, 2011
Despite there being more tape hiss than I would like, this is hands down one of my top 5 favorite FJB shows. Pretty amazing, seeing as they didn't play either of their big hits ("In a Daydream" or "Take the Time"). Nevertheless, here are my highlights and why I like the show:
--John Kattke is back with the band on keys and taking the lead vocals on "Further on Up the Road" and "Stagger Lee." I wish he had become a permanent member of the band, as he really rounds out the sound and also knows when to step back.
--Wayne's solos are unbelievable in this show! Check out his solo in "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" starting at around 5:49. It's amazing. I would buy the guitar tab for that if it was available. He also has some great solos in "And She Cried" and "Eyes of the World." The latter is the best version that I have heard of them doing that song, which happens to be one of my favorite songs of all time. With the keys and the terrific vocals and solos, it's just perfect. I also love Rob's background chords up high on the guitar neck. You can just close your eyes and zone out listening to this version. I like it better than any Grateful Dead version I've heard.
--The jam in the middle of "Peace by Piece" is phenomenal. Marty just takes over, vocal-wise. Check it out.
--"One Way Out" rocks! Check out the jam in the middle when I believe Simon is playing (hitting his drumsticks) on the bass guitar while Jim plays it.
--Only known recording of them doing what I believe is "Breezin." Unfortunately, it gets cut off, but not before Rob fully introduces the band and gives Kattke a hard time for being married. Love it!